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Dwarf Planet Ceres Has a Secret Saltwater Ocean – Gizmodo Australia

Scientists are attributing the mysterious bright spots on Ceres, the largest object in the main asteroid belt, to a gigantic reservoir of salty water beneath the dwarf planet’s crust. Subsurface oceans are the kind of thing we expect to see in the outer solar…

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Scientists are attributing the mysterious bright spots on Ceres, the largest object in the main asteroid belt, to a gigantic reservoir of salty water beneath the dwarf planets crust.
Subsurface oceans are the kind of thing we expect to see in the outer solar system, specifically on the icy moons in orbit around Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. But according to seven (yes, seven) new papers published to a special Nature collection, subsurface oceans can also appear on objects without a host …

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